2016 Merlot ~ Aromatics of black cherry cola with hints of dried herbs and bittersweet chocolate. Ripe and round flavors of dark, riparian fruits coupled with notes of plum and cigar box hang in the mouth with the help of a seam of acidity that compliments the sturdy tannins.
Gold – 91 points Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Appellation: Paso Robles
Varietal: 100% Merlot
Cases Produced: 165
Cooperage: 26 months in 30% new American barrels, 70% neutral French barrels
Bottling date: March 10, 2017